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AB
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join:2006-04-04
Leesburg, VA
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reply to omputeretard

Re: MonaRonaDona "virus"?

All Hail bcastner See Profile, All Hail!

Hopefully, this thread and this experience will cause a bit of a light bulb to come on for some of the less computer-literate.

This infection is pure social engineering.

Don't believe everything you see in a pop-up on your screen, in an e-mail, etc.
In fact, don't even open unrecognized e-mails. Simply delete them.

You have no unknown benefactor in Nigeria who has died and willed you a large amount of money, if only you could send the cash for the process to be transacted.

You have no virus or other issue with your computer simply because some random and unrecognized pop-up says so, with the "guaranteed cure right here at this link".
Etc.

And when in doubt, don't do it.

Learning from mistakes is a positive experience.
Ignoring mistakes and continuing to make the same ones is strictly a dead-end street, and potentially a ticket to a financial nightmare or identity theft merry-go-round.

It does keep folks busy in this forum, though.

omputeretard

join:2008-03-04
Decatur, IN
well yeah i have learned a few things. but when i found errorsmart i was on the microsoft download site. what are they thinking? i mean its not very professional of them to go screwing people out of money. yay to corporate wool over my blind and unintelligent eyelids. it must have been an add or something that i assumed was from microsuck.

omputeretard

join:2008-03-04
Decatur, IN
reply to AB
well yeah i have learned a few things. but when i found errorsmart i was on the microsoft download site. what are they thinking? i mean its not very professinal of them to go screwing people out of money. yay to corperate wool over my blind and unintelligent eyelids. it must have been an add or something that i assumed was from microsuck.

classical62

join:2008-03-03
Vacaville, CA

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reply to AB
said by AB:

All Hail bcastner See Profile, All Hail!

Hopefully, this thread and this experience will cause a bit of a light bulb to come on for some of the less computer-literate.
I'll double that "hail" and raise you a three cheers!
AB~ I agree with you on this actually "easy" lesson that was learned..I think my light bulb was having a bit of an electrical connection and that's why I did a dumb thing and downloaded that *^&$ virus...I KNOW better than to open email I don't recognize as well as be mindful of what I download...funny thing is I was scolding myself for not listening to my intuitin the other day and then I went ahead and didn't listen and got a pain the the *** for my troubles.
Thank you all again for your time and I will behave myself from now on